June 26, 2008

SS08 Trend- Bronze and Blue Hues

One of my absolute favourite things to do every season is to scout out the latest eye shadow palettes. They are almost always drool worthy, making me want a piece of everything, even though I already have more make-up than I need.
This season the consensus for eye shadow seems to be bronze and blue hues. This look above from Sephora is the epitome of these two shades.
Smashbox calls it Desert Chic, with these Heat Wave (left) and Oasis (right) palettes.
Stila (left) just calls it their limited edition summer palette, while Lancome (right) calls it the Brazilian colors.
Shu Uemura has something similar with their Fleur de Rose (left) and Fleur de Source (right) palettes from their 25th Boutique Birthday Make-up Collection. I tried out the look for the Fleur de Rose palette, and besides bronze they also seem to favor a tinge of pink/red. The colors go on really strongly. The pink/red doesn't exactly make me look like somebody punched me (I asked), but let's just say that pink/red, dark purple and bronze (the suggested combo) is not exactly the most flattering colors for my fair skin tone. I think this Fleur de Rose palette has potential though, if you use only one or two colors at a time.
Other brands favouring the metallic bronze trend are Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. Bobbi Brown also has a pink tinge, with their Bronzed Pink Look using the Bronze Pink metallic shade above (left). Laura Mercier has these really cute eye color pots (right) for their Gold Digger collection (they come up with all sorts of names for bronze....), that has an eye shadow shade AND a complimenting shade of their loose powder. I tried it and combined together, they go on extremely strongly. This is not for the faint heart. As much as I liked the double decker combo, it was definitely not my style.

To be honest, none of these bronze and blue palettes are really my style. Perhaps with the exception of the Fleur de Rose, none of the colors in these palettes seem to go together really well. Maybe it is just me, but despite the "look" shown above from Sephora, I just cannot imagine what I would do with these colors. It is a sad day indeed when this season's eye make-up palettes fail to excite me.

Image Source: Sephora, Shu Uemura, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier

13 Comments:

Anonymous Marilynn said...

I can't wait to start incorporation my blue shimmer liner into my make up again.
I love summer, I can wear crazy color and bright eye make up.


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6/27/2008 1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eye-shadow is so hard to get right. I think it takes the most trial and error of anything until you figure out what works, and even then I'm never sure. I avoid anything pink, orange, or bronze, and anything with a green tone. I like a smoky cool blue or a taupe but that's about it.

6/27/2008 2:07 AM  
Blogger Rk, Style Blogger said...

I am always kinda wary or wearing BLUE eyeshadow because, well,it can look tacky. But If you do it right it's fine I guess. I like the idea of bronze color eyeshadows though because brownish colors are supposed to look good on people with blue eyes-me!. Great blog, keep up the good work! :)

6/27/2008 3:48 AM  
Blogger Total Delights Handcrafted Jewelry said...

I love blue and brown together, one of my favorite ways is turquiose and bronzite these stones together.. . . . Di

6/27/2008 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Audrey said...

Oh I love summer ...You get to be so much more experimental with your makeup choices! I'm looking forward to the Hautelook.com makeup sale of Jouer Check out the preview it looks pretty good (and in Hautelook's last makeup sale with Smashbox the prices were really really good ...like lipstick for $8!)

You can go to hautelook now to see the preview pics. It all looks really colorful and fun!

6/27/2008 6:54 AM  
Blogger i think thats hauttte said...

i also see a lot of these colors in nailpolishes recently.

6/27/2008 7:36 AM  
Anonymous savvymode said...

having eye shadow on just complete the look and makes the eyes just so much brighter and alive.

6/27/2008 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think stila's palette is called the kitten palette

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Blogger qifa said...

damm.....i chose stila's.....

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